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The Petrified Giant of Montana

1874.01.01 - Gallipolis Journal

A Montana paper prints a timed graphic account of the discovery of He to a cave, and in it the petrified remains of a giant, but overtaxes our credulity when it adds that a large cop he per shield stood by his side, and that an on the walls of the cave were engravings of three-masted vessels.

Dear Editor,

I was deeply disappointed to read about the discovery of a giant’s remains in Montana and the subsequent loss of valuable artifacts. It seems that once again, the scientific community has allowed personal gain to overshadow the preservation of cultural heritage.

My first question is, where did the bones and artifacts go? Were they properly documented and stored for future study, or were they taken for personal collections or profit? It is crucial that we prioritize the preservation of these artifacts and ensure that they are not lost to history.

Furthermore, the article’s claim that a large copper shield stood by the giant’s side and that engravings of three-masted vessels were found on the walls of the cave stretches the limits of our credulity. It is important to separate fact from fiction and approach these discoveries with a critical eye.

We must do better as a scientific community to properly document and preserve cultural artifacts and respect the legacy of the people who created them. The looting and exploitation of these cultures for personal gain must come to an end.


[The Giant Hunter]

  1. Gallipolis Journal, (Gallopolis, Ohio), 01 Jan. 1874. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspaper
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